Communication Skills – How to Avoid Miscommunication in the Workplace

Improving your communication skills and learning how to avoid miscommunication lead to increased performance in the workplace and better career overall.

Communication skills is another basic field that every entrepreneur should master. Even more, communication skills are required for every human in order to get something from the others. People have been communicating for the past thousands of years. But the way they do it and the theory behind it have not changed that much. Unfortunately, most people do not take time to explore and study the concept.

Miscommunication is when two people have a conversation but come out with different understanding. For example, you send an email to a colleague, requesting a document. Instead, you do not receive anything and he uploads the document to the shared server. You both did your job, but you do not get what you wanted. Or, when you reserve a resource that is important for your project but it is not there when you need it. I am sure you can think of many more examples.

Communication theory is a part of information theory that studies how information is transferred between two people. The process is simplified and includes only two actors (sender and receiver). They transfer a single message between themselves. In practice, communication is a lot more complex, but the basics found with that simplified model are still valid.

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Communication Skills – Using Communication Theory to Improve Your Success

Describes communication theory and how you can use it to improve your communication skills and your success with professional and personal relationships.

Communication skills is another basic field that every entrepreneur should master. Even more, communication skills are required for every human being in order to get something from the others. People have been communicating for the past thousands of years. But the way they do it and the theory behind it have not changed that much during that time. Unfortunately, most people do not take time to get familiar with the concept and to study the way people exchange information.

Communication theory is a part of information theory that studies how information is transferred between two groups of humans. Like in any other scientific study, the process is simplified and includes only two actors (sender and receiver). They transfer a single message between themselves and it travels through a medium. In practice communication is a lot more complex, but the basics found with that simplified mode are still valid. Improving your communication skills could lead to more successful career and relationships.

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Emotional Intelligence – 10 Ways to Improve Your Self Awareness

Self awareness is the first step of emotional intelligence. It teaches how to identify your emotions and be aware of them, their triggers and their impact.

Emotional intelligence is the skill to be aware of, control and ultimately express emotions. The latest studies suggest that EQ (emotional intelligence quotient) is more important than IQ (intelligence quotient) for succeeding in work, life and having a better health in general. By mastering it, you could be aware not only of your own emotions (and therefore drivers), but also of the emotions of the people around you (and therefore guide them and in general benefit from the extra information).

Self-awareness is the first step (out of four) in improving your emotional intelligence. This skill allows you to spot your emotions as they arise (and not after their devastating effect). It also helps you to anticipate the upcoming emotional reaction by defining and being aware of the things that drive you towards those emotions.

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Balance Sheet – Explanation and Examples

Learning the basics of accounting is an important step for every entrepreneur. This article describes the balance sheet and gives a example of filling one.

Balance sheet is one of the most important terms in accounting. If you ever want to have your own company, you should learn about it. If you ever want to evaluate a company, you need to know how to read it. In any case this knowledge is important to anybody who wants to be an entrepreneur.

In this post I am going to describe what is a balance sheet and I will give an example that explains how and when you make changes of the balance sheet. This post is for you if you are interested in general knowledge in accounting. If you are already familiar with even basic accounting, you would not learn anything new here.

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Positive Thinking – How to Rewire Your Brain and Stay Positive

Positive thinking teaches you how to be aware of your thoughts and influence them in order to view the world as a good place full of opportunities.

Positive thinking means the conscious choice to be happy and positive. Happiness is not a condition of the mind, or a goal, or a dream, it is a choice that you must make every day. When you wake up in the morning you have several choices: to be happy, to be sad or to be in between. Most of you make that choice unconsciously and this leads to questionable results.

Positive thinking can be reasserted by seemingly mundane choices in your life: the movies you watch, the songs you listen to, the books you read, the people you hang out with. It can help you be healthier, more productive and ultimately happier. Yet for most of the people it is hard to put optimism fist.

Negative thinking on the other hand is very easy to achieve. The human mind has a strange tendency to get pulled into negativity and self-criticism. Once in there, it could be very hard for you to pull yourself out of it. Your self-esteem and self-confidence suffer when you dwell on the negative things that others say about you, or that you think about yourself.

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